John Lennon and Ringo Starr liked my songs. I used to write songs and they heard me sing songs on stage in London.
I'm convinced that had I not changed my name, I don't think I would have had quite the same career curve that I eventually had.
There was one titanic guiding light on the film set, and I was in the presence of a true Mahatma, in the deepest and most profound sense of the word.
The trick is to try and justify every word on the page and make sure my character is the man who would say that.
I would like to make it known, on this program, loud and clear, that I would absolutely embrace with all five of my arms being a Bond villain.
I've never had to turn my hand to anything for monetary gain, other than pretending to be somebody else. I'm deeply fortunate.
When I choose a role it's either because I recognise the man, or that I'm very curious to know him. If I neither recognise nor know him, then it is better that I don't play him.
With narration, you have to be very accurate with your voice. It's a good exercise to do.